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General WW One German or AH Histories

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:22 pm
by Mike
Hello All,

For a long time I've searched for a good introduction to the World War One German experience and to that of Austria-Hungary as well. Does anyone know a good book or two that will covers these areas?

While we're at it, anyone know any general intros to Italy during the Great War?

Thanks in Advance.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:30 pm
by Richard Hargreaves
Yes. Can't recommend this one too highly enough. Erudite and really well written. It's a pleasure to read and there's a fresh insight on every page:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-World-War ... 186&sr=1-5

Re: General WW One German or AH Histories

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 12:54 pm
by Feldjäger
Mike wrote:Hello All,

For a long time I've searched for a good introduction to the World War One German experience and to that of Austria-Hungary as well. Does anyone know a good book or two that will covers these areas?

While we're at it, anyone know any general intros to Italy during the Great War?

Thanks in Advance.
Hi Mike,

the Austrian perspective is well covered by Manfried Rauchensteiner in his great and BIG book "Der Tod des Doppeladlers" (1993, IIRC). This is probably the best recent book on Austria-Hungary at war.
As for WW1 Italy, I don't know any good book in English or German languages on the subject. I can only suggest "Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War" although it covers mainly the AH perspective and has terrible maps.